Australia Day Confusion and the first Chaplain Richard Johnson

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Confusion seems to reign over why 26th January was the date for Australia Day (setting aside the issue of whether a better date could be chosen out of respect for the feelings of our indigenous brethren).  Was it the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook as some claimed, or the date when the first people were […]

February starts with 2 Significant Sundays, Reading, Teaching, Studying & Sharing God’s Word is at the heart of our church, Please support our mission partners the Donaldsons, Don’t miss our Parish Prayer Night, Don’t miss our Parish Prayer Night, Life Groups Leaders Meeting

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February starts with 2 Significant Sundays Yes I know every Sunday when God’s people meet is important and vital, but especially for the next 2 Sundays. On 2nd February we hold our annual Vision Sunday and 9th February Commissioning Sunday.  Each year at this time we focus on what we believe God is calling us […]

Atheism is declining and Faith growing – that’s the big picture

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Atheism is declining and faith growing – that’s the big picture That’s not what we’d expect if we just take a western view.  But if we take a world view over the past 50 years, that’s the fact.  In 1970, there 165 million people identified as atheists and 1.2 billion as Christian,  In 2019, atheists […]

We all have to do better!

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We all have to do better! That was the message church leaders received at Interfaith Forum on Domestic Violence (DV) I attended this week.  It was a privilege and a challenge to be there.  The picture of DV in our society is an awful one.  One woman is killed every week.  1 in every 3 […]

Sunday 22nd December, Food, Friendship and Belonging

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Sunday 22nd December   At all 4 services there  will be the “Two Trees of Christmas” and will include our popular and poignant “tree of remembrance”.  Those attending will be invited, if they wish, to place on a tree, the names on those they are missing this Christmas, separated by distance, difficulties or death.  A […]

Diocesan Synod October 2019, Christmas Services this year, January 2020

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Diocesan Synod October 2019 Every year 3 representatives from each of the 270+ Parishes across the Diocese plus another 250 clergy and laity meet as the church’s Synod or parliament.  Major decisions are made by a democratic parliamentary style process of bills and legislation, motions and debates.  Sometimes its like having your toe nails extracted. […]